BWB welcomes Sung-Hyui Park >

Sung-Hyui Park recently joined BWB as a Senior Associate. As a former banking lawyer specialising in lending and M&A transactions, Sung-Hyui comes to BWB with a wealth of experience and technical expertise she hopes to use for the benefit of clients working in the social investment market.

Posted on 24 Feb 2017 in BWB News Read More >

Client focus: Caritas Anchor House >

Caritas Anchor House has a rich history, marked by their desire to offer hope and support to those who need it most. Established in the 1960s to provide temporary accommodation to out-of-work seafarers, they now provide support to those affected by homelessness.

Posted on 23 Feb 2017 in BWB Publications Read More >

BWB advise on Social Impact Bonds >

A common complaint about SIBs is that they are complicated. Often the appropriate response to this is, ‘of course they are’. The aim is to create new forms of service delivery, working with service users with multiple issues. They involve a range of stakeholders who share some common objectives (based around the intended social impact) but also have their own organisational imperatives. David Hunter talks about two recent SIBs on which he and BWB have advised.

Posted on 23 Feb 2017 in Legal Updates Read More >

Sending funds overseas >

Faith-based charities often support overseas charities, but need to take care that these payments fall within HMRC’s definition of charitable purposes. Stephanie Biden explains how to avoid falling foul of HM Revenue and Customs when working with partners overseas. 

Posted on 16 Feb 2017 in BWB Publications Read More >

BWB Briefing for Charities & Social Enterprises | 14 February 2017 >

In this week's Briefing, the Fundraising Regulator has announced some changes to the Code of Fundraising Practice; ther Minister for Civil Society has announced that there will be another review of the Social Value Act; the Equality and Human Rights Commission has produced new guidance; and the Department for Communities & Local Government has released a new white paper. 

Posted on 14 Feb 2017 in Legal Updates Read More >

Church-owned land >

While the Church of England has substantial land holdings, the diversity of legal forms of ownership means that the sale of Church assets can involve a number of individuals and groups in the decision making.

 

Posted on 09 Feb 2017 in BWB Publications Read More >

BWB Briefing for Charities & Social Enterprises | 08 February 2017 >

In this week's Briefing, HMRC has published updated guidance for intermediaries in regards to Gift Aid; the Government has published a new White Paper; HMRC has released a policy paper about proposed refrms to SITR scheme; the Department for International Development has published its first Economic Development Strategy; and the House of Lords Select Committee on Charities has publised written evidence.

Posted on 08 Feb 2017 in Legal Updates Read More >

Charity trustees - It’s your decision! >

More than ever before, charity trustees’ decisions are in the spotlight and face public scrutiny in those cases when things go wrong. Leona Roche looks at what trustees can do to make sure their decisions will withstand scrutiny and challenge. 

Posted on 06 Feb 2017 in BWB Publications Read More >